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  • ankal 11:53 am on September 18, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    Report on Inclusive Excellence in Educational Leadership 

    The Report on Inclusive Excellence in Educational Leadership presents the results of a survey conducted between April and May 2021. The mandate of the survey was to gain a greater understanding of roles and responsibilities of faculty in this rank (section A of the survey), to identify systemic supports and systemic barriers impacting career progression of EL faculty and to proceed with a request for self-identification to determine who populates this stream (section B of the survey).

     

    This survey is positioned in the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives from the UBC President’s Office. Along with the Senior Faculty Advisor to the President, four executive members of the Educational Leadership Network Engagement Team (ELNET) served on a working committee to define the parameters of the survey, to participate in the analysis of the responses and to collaboratively develop the recommendations. Along with a high response rate of 45%, these findings demonstrate a slightly to much higher percentage of equity-deserving designated groups populating the ranks of faculty in the Educational Leadership stream.

     

    Please refer to the sections on Recommendations and Next Steps  for further direction.

    Report. Inclusive Excellence in Educational Leadership.September 2021

     
  • ankal 11:17 pm on June 9, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    Current Newsletter (June 2021) 

    Quote: So often you find that the students you’re trying to inspire are the ones that end up inspiring you. –Sean Junkins

    ELNET Website

     

    Dear Educational Leadership stream faculty,

     

    In This Update:

     

    1. ELNET Announcements
      • ELNET Call for Leadership 2021/22
      • ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder
    2. PD Resources and Opportunities
      • Inclusive Teaching and Learning Symposium
      • UBC’s Curriculum Map
      • AWB Virtual Volunteer Opportunity
      • CTLT Workshops
    3. SoTL
      • Survey Invitation Reminder: Effective Personalized Feedback

     

    1. ELNET Announcements 

    ELNET Call for Team Members 2020/21

    As many of you know, there is a group at UBC-V and UBC-O called the “Educational Leadership Network Engagement Team” (ELNET) which plans events and raises awareness about the work of those in the Educational Leadership stream. You can see our Vision and Mission here: https://blogs.ubc.ca/edleadershipnetwork/about/

     

    In 2021-22, there are several ELNET openings and we are asking for those who are interested to contact us. As in recent years, we are trying to have a mirrored structure between UBC-O and UBC-V with a representative for each position for each campus.

     

    Openings

    * Co-chair (from the Vancouver campus): Responsible for leading ELNET activities and initiatives, scheduling and chairing meetings, and communicating with UBC leadership.

    *   Internal and External Professional Development Liaisons: Responsible for coordinating with other organizations inside of UBC (eg. CTL, CTLT, etc.) and outside of UBC (eg. STLHE, ). One opening, preferably for a candidate from UBC-O.

    *   Educational Leadership Events Coordinators: Responsible for event planning, in the past we have had 2 events in a year. One opening, preferably for a candidate from UBC-V.

     

    Time Commitment

    ELNET meets monthly during the Winter terms, with one or two other meetings as needed. Additional time commitments depend on the particular role one is fulfilling. 

     

    Interested? Questions?

    If you are interested in joining ELNET, please send the following to the Chair, Jannik Eikenaar (Jannik.Eikenaar@ubc.ca), by July 2, 2021:

      * statement of interest in the position–why you are interested, any relevant experience you might have (though experience isn’t necessary!)

     

    We aim to have a balance of people on the ELNET in terms of rank and home Faculty. See here for a current list of the ELNET members, their ranks, and their Faculties.

     

    We look forward to hearing from all those interested.

     

    Kind regards,

     

    Jannik Eikenaar, on behalf of the UBC Educational Leadership Network Engagement Team (ELNET)

     

     

    ELNET Mentorship Program

    ELNET facilitates mentorship for educational leadership faculty, including preparing your dossier for promotion and tenure, helping you prioritize and determine focus of EL activities, and simply making connections with other EL faculty at UBC! If you are interested in being mentored, please send an email to sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca or robert.crawford@ubc.ca and we will find a wonderful mentor to match you with.

     

    For more information about ELNET, please visit our website.

     

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities

     

    Inclusive Teaching and Learning Symposium

    The Vantage College Intercultural Communication (ICC) Committee is hosting a symposium focusing on inclusive teaching and learning to better include, engage, and support English language learners, international students, and first-year students. We are inviting UBC Educators (faculty, staff, and TAs) to attend.

     

    Symposium Date: Tuesday, June 29th 2021

    •       Consists of online round table discussions focusing on inclusive teaching and learning to better include, engage, and support English language learners, international students, and first-year students. 
    •       Keynote Panel Discussion by Intercultural Communication Experts
    •       The symposium is supported by UBC Equity Enhancement Fund and Vantage College

     

    For further information and to register, please visit our website: http://symposium.vantagecollege.ubc.ca

     

    UBC’s Curriculum Map

    UBC’s Curriculum MAP is a mapping, alignment and planning tool for course and program development. The website’s current features lead instructors through three main components of their courses to identify the alignment among them:

    1.       course learning outcomes,
    2.       assessment methods, and,
    3.       teaching and learning activities.

     

    At the end, instructors may map their course learning outcomes to a set of program learning outcomes, yielding a summary of all course components in a PDF format for further mapping, analysis, and planning (MAP). The user may also choose to create/produce their course syllabus using the website.

    This video, a live demo, recorded during Celebrate Learning 2021 shares examples of ways in which this website can help instructors enhance their courses and programs from a pedagogical perspective. The website will continue to expand its features during the Summer and Fall 2021 so viewers are welcome to provide feedback and ideas.

    AWB Virtual Volunteer Opportunity: Mentoring in Best Teaching Practices

     

    In partnership with AWB, African Development University is seeking volunteers to act as faculty mentors to enhance the teaching skills of the faculty associates (junior faculty members). African Development University is a nonprofit institution in Niamey, Niger.

     

    The volunteer opportunity will involve working online with the faculty and leadership team to conduct a situational analysis and needs assessment for teaching mentorship. The volunteer activity will continue with the development of a coaching strategy and topic-specific training workshops for the faculty associates.

     

    We are looking for 1 or more volunteer(s).

     

    The volunteer should have a PhD or master’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent academic qualifications and teaching experience and expertise in online instruction. Applicants who are bilingual in English and French are especially encouraged to apply.

     

    Application deadline: June 24, 2021

     

    SEE THE OPPORTUNITY

     

    Need more information? 

    Contact Corrie Young, Associate Executive Director, Projects & Network at cyoung@awb-usf.org

     

    CTLT Workshops

     

    Teaching and Development Program 

    August 2021–April 2022 

    This 10-month program helps new faculty build a foundation for their teaching careers by providing a network of support, as well as professional development opportunities focused on teaching practices. Register.

     

    Online Course Design Showcase Series: You Can’t Do it All, But You Can Do Quite a Bit: Transforming Team-based Learning OSOT 553 Online

    June 22 | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

    At this month’s Online Course Design Showcase, join facilitators as they walk through evaluating a two-term occupational therapy program course and its term-based learning approach to course design and delivery. Register.

     

    Inclusive Teaching: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

    June 22 | August 25

    Be introduced to the literature underpinning inclusive teaching, discuss why inclusive practices in the classroom are important and explore a range of inclusive teaching practices and resources. Register.

     

    Developing Your Skills as a Peer Reviewer of Teaching: Introductory Workshop

    June 22 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    The formative peer review of teaching is a process designed to provide feedback to instructors about their teaching. It is an opportunity for all involved to engage in collegial conversations about teaching and student learning. Register by June 9.

    RESOURCE/RECORDING

    Celebrate Learning Week Event Recordings

    UBC’s 12th annual Celebrate Learning Week was a week-long online showcase that took place from May 17-23, 2021. Browse through the video library celebrating teaching and learning opportunities at UBC. Watch now. 

     

    1. SoTL

    Survey Invitation Reminder: Effective Personalized Feedback: Developing Resources, Practices and Capacity to Provide Personalized Feedback to Students at Scale, Across Disciplines

     

    Dear Colleague,

     

    Targeted and well-timed feedback is essential for student development and advancement (Ambrose et al., 2010) but with increasing class sizes and limited instructor time, personalized feedback is difficult to provide.

     

    In this university-wide survey, we ask how instructors design and deliver feedback to students. We explore instructor perceptions on the usefulness of feedback to instruction and their student’s learning. This survey will ask about your feedback methods before the COVID-19 pandemic and during the pandemic. 

     

    We are eager to examine instructor perceptions to: 

    1. Develop guidelines/best practices for providing personalized feedback at scale;
    2. Build capacity for faculty to provide discipline-specific personalized feedback

    We ask for your participation in a short 10-15 minute survey found here or by clicking on the link provided below. Your responses will be held in strict confidence, and only members of the research team will have access to the raw data; all responses will remain anonymous.

     

    At the end of the survey, you will be directed to an alternate page where you can choose to receive a summary of the survey findings and/or participate in follow-up conversations. 

     

    The survey can be accessed by clicking on the link below: 

    https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5owmaarWCrWWK5E

     

    Silvia Bartolic, Associate Professor of Teaching, Sociology

    Principal Investigator

    bartolic@mail.ubc.ca

     

    Project Team:

    Simon Bates, Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, simon.bates@ubc.ca

    Firas Moosvi, Teaching and Learning Fellow, Master of Data Science Program, fmoosvi@phas.ubc.ca

    Sandra Brown, Instructor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, sandra.brown@ubc.ca

    Jonathan Verrett, Instructor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, jonathan.verrett@ubc.ca

    Alireza Bagherzadeh, Instructor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, alireza.bagherzadeh@ubc.ca

    Nick Hall, Lecturer, Department of Asian Studies, Nick.Hall@ubc.ca

    Brianne Orr-Alvarez, Instructor, Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies, brianne.orr@ubc.ca 

    Elisa Baniassad –  Senior Instructor, Department of Computer Science, ebani@cs.ubc.ca

    Luisa Canuto, Instructor, Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies, luisa.canuto@ubc.ca

     

     
  • ankal 10:24 am on April 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    April 2021 Newsletter 

    Dear Educational Leadership stream faculty,

     

    In This Update:

     

    1. ELNET Announcements
      • EL Work Equity Survey
      • Call for Presenters: Love It or Lose It: Ideas to Keep in Your Teaching Practice and Ones to Let Go
      • ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder
    2. PD Resources and Opportunities
      • Scholars at Risk (SAR): Call for Volunteer Proofreaders 
      • Upcoming Teaching and Learning Conferences
      • CTLT Workshops
    3. SoTL
      • Call for Applications: CELT Senior Editor
      • Call for Proposal: SoTL Seed Program & SoTL Dissemination Fund
      • ISSoTL Call for Nominations
      • Survey Invitation: Teaching Multilingual Students

     

    1. ELNET Announcements 

     

    EL Work Equity Survey

    Faculty members in the Educational Leadership (EL) rank will be invited to participate in a survey beginning  April 26 and ending May 14. This survey is positioned in the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives from the UBC President’s Office.  Led by EL faculty members, the aim is to examine work roles held in this rank. The survey is divided in two sections: Work Equity Survey and Self-Identification. We would like to hear about your perspectives, experiences and suggestions. Your participation is voluntary and anonymous.

     

    Survey link: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5bsA4jEnHkq0t4W

     

    A final report of the results of the survey will be sent to the President’s Office and to the ELNET population. We anticipate that the ELNET community will bring forward recommendations based on these initial results.

     

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do contact us.

     

    We look forward to hearing from you.

     

    Karen Ragoonaden, Faculty Senior Advisor to the President

    Silvia Bartolic, Co-Chair, UBC Educational Leadership Network

    Jannik Haruo Eikenaar, Co-Chair, UBC Educational Leadership Network

    Ayaka Yoshimizu, Communication and Membership Coordinator, UBC Educational Leadership Network

    Sally Stewart, Mentorship Coordinator, UBC Educational Leadership Network

    Fabiano Camara, Graduate Research Assistant

     

     

    ELNET Event Call for Presenters

    2nd Annual “Market Place” Event: Love It or Lose It: Ideas to Keep in Your Teaching Practice and Ones to Let Go

    You are invited to submit a presentation for ELNET’s 2nd Annual Marketplace: “Love it or Lose it”.  We have all tried many new methods to enhance teaching during our rapid transition to remote instruction this academic year, and this is a great opportunity to reflect on and share lessons learned and materials that might serve us in future teaching. This event will be co-sponsored by UBCV CTLT and UBCO CTL as part of “Celebrate Learning Week,” May 17 at 4:00-5:30 pm. 

    Please complete the short form below if you are keen to present. Presentation submissions will be reviewed by the ELNET committee and presenters will be notified shortly. Additionally, confirmed presenters will be asked to prepare a short summary handout to support their presentation that will be provided to all participants. Even if you don’t care to present we hope that you will attend this practical and fun teaching event during CTL/CTLT’s Celebrate Learning Week (Register here: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3KoZYGYv6dLbwr4).

     

    Please submit your responses to the following questions by Friday, May 7, 5.00 pm, to Nina Hewitt nina.hewitt@ubc.ca or Anita Chaudhuri anita.chaudhuri@ubc.ca

     

    Name:

    Position/rank:

    Dept./Faculty/Campus:

    Email:

    Presentation title:

    Brief Summary of your “love it or lose it” practice: (250 words)

    (Please indicate if this is an evidence-based practice or something you have just tried; highlight if this practice has any applications for specific programs, class size, student sub-population or other.)

     

    For more information about the event, please visit: https://blogs.ubc.ca/edleadershipnetwork/category/events/

     

    ELNET Mentorship Program

    ELNET facilitates mentorship for educational leadership faculty, including preparing your dossier for promotion and tenure, helping you prioritize and determine focus of EL activities, and simply making connections with other EL faculty at UBC! If you are interested in being mentored, please send an email to sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca or robert.crawford@ubc.ca and we will find a wonderful mentor to match you with.

     

    For more information about ELNET, please visit our website.

     

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities

     

    Scholars at Risk (SAR): Call for Volunteer Proofreaders 

     

    SAR invites interested individuals to participate in the new Volunteer Proofreader Initiative by offering professional, individualized edits and suggestions to CVs, cover letters, teaching statements, and other documents relevant to the academic job search. By providing professional edits and recommendations, you will help not only in addressing a scholar’s immediate proofreading needs but also in supporting a scholar’s understanding of the fundamental aspects of the job application process.

     

    For more information, visit: https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/volunteer-proofreader-initiative/

     

    Upcoming Teaching and Learning Conferences

    Upcoming Conferences

     

    Call for Proposals

     

    CTLT Workshops

    Online Course Design Showcase Series: Piloting a Concurrent Hybrid Model within a Professional Graduate Program

    April 27 | 12:00–1:00 p.m.

    In response to student feedback amidst the transition to online learning, the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program approached learning design in creative ways. Discuss models of learning, ask questions and share ideas!

    https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/online-course-design-showcase-series-piloting-a-concurrent-hybrid-model-within-a-professional-graduate-program-april-27-2021/ 

     

    Celebrate Learning Week Keynote — Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and other “Differentisms”

    May 18 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Introducing our Celebrate Learning Week Keynote Speaker, Cia Verschelden. Recognize the impact of societal realities, learn about the bandwidth concept, and explore how to implement strategies to help students regain the cognitive resources to be successful. 

    https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/celebrate-learning-week-keynote-bandwidth-recovery-helping-students-reclaim-cognitive-resources-lost-to-poverty-racism-and-other-differentisms/ 

     

    Following the keynote event, Cia Verschelden will be hosting additional workshops to focus on specific roles in assisting students recover bandwidth.

    Faculty Workshop | May 18 | 1:00-2:30 pm

     

    Student and Faculty Perspectives on Learning and Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    May 20 | 9:30–11:00 a.m.

    Students and faculty reflect on their experiences of learning and teaching over the past year. Explore how to create more equitable and compelling learning opportunities at UBC.

    https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/student-and-faculty-perspectives-on-learning-and-teaching-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ 

     

    Shaping Our Future: A Fireside Chat

    May 20 | 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Attend an informal dialogue with the Associate Provosts of Teaching and Learning, Simon Bates (UBCV) and Brad Wuetherick (UBCO) as they share the lessons learned from the rapid shift to remote instruction.

    https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/shaping-our-future-a-fireside-chat/ 

     

    SAVE THE DATE! CTLT Spring Institute 

    June 7–10, 2021

    Hosted this year in June, the Spring Institute offers educators in the UBC teaching and learning community a platform to share innovative practices and research around teaching, learning and technology. The full schedule will be posted soon.

    https://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca/spring-institute/

     

    RESOURCE

    Respect, Sincerity & Responsibility: Land Acknowledgements @ UBC

    Respect, sincerity, and responsibility are three core principles to follow when developing land acknowledgements. Learn how to acknowledge Indigenous lands in a meaningful way through the new self-paced Canvas workshop developed by CTLT Indigenous Initiatives and HR Workplace Learning & Engagement.

    https://wpl.ubc.ca/browse/professional-development/courses/wpl-pd-rsr 

     

    1. SoTL

    Call for Applications: CELT Senior Editor

    The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) is seeking a senior editor from a Canadian college or university to assemble and oversee the editorial team of Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT), for a three-year term, with the option of extending the commitment beyond this period.

     

    Visit this site for details: https://www.stlhe.ca/deadlines/call-for-applications-celt-senior-editor/

     

    Call for Proposals: SoTL Seed Program

    The UBC Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL) and the Centre for Teaching, Learning, & Technology offer a support program for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The SoTL Seed Program provides graduate research assistants, collegial support, and complementary funding for projects that seek to research and evaluate impactful pedagogies. Selected projects broaden our understanding of teaching and learning in higher education and show a potential for significant contributions to the UBC community and beyond. 

     

    Projects are strategically selected to reflect the breadth of work at UBC in terms of disciplines, scholarly approaches, and expertise. 

     

    Deadline: June 4, 2021. Please see the ISoTL Program page for more information. 

     

    Rolling Call for Proposals: SoTL Dissemination Fund

    Last year the Provost Office announced a new fund to support the publishing and dissemination of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning work. The funds are managed and adjudicated by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) and the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL). 

    The Dissemination Fund supports journal processing feedback, conference registration, travel costs, etc. All full time faculty at UBC-V are eligible to apply. 

    Deadline: Ongoing. Please see the Fund page for more information.

     

    ISSoTL Call for Nominations

    https://issotl.com/2021-call-for-nominations/

    ISSoTL is seeking nominations, by April 30, for the following positions: President Elect, Treasurer, Student Vice-President

     

    Survey Invitation: Teaching Multilingual Student

    Dear UBC Colleague,

     

    Do you teach multilingual undergraduate students who speak English as an additional language in your UBC courses (at UBC-V or UBC-O)? If so, we would like to hear from you by participating in an online survey.

     

    This survey is part of a study (Ethics ID H20-03118) that investigates instructors’ perspectives towards working with multilingual students at UBC. This project will contribute valuable insights to inform institutional policies and guidelines and create enhanced supports for instructors who teach multilingual undergraduate students.

     

    To complete the survey, please visit: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9pew38MQZZ7v3ka

     

    The survey will be available until May 31, 2021.

     

    Thank you very much for your time,

     

    Teaching Multilingual Students Project Research Team:

    Principal Investigator: Dr. Sandra Zappa-Hollman, Assistant Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education (Sandra.zappa@ubc.ca ) Graduate Research Assistants:

    • Dmitri Detwyler (PhD Candidate, Department of Language and Literacy Education) •Greta Perris (PhD Student, Department of Language and Literacy Education)
     
  • ankal 4:13 pm on December 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    December 2020 Newsletter 

    Quote: “If you are a leader, do everything you can to grow yourself and create the right environment for others to grow” –John C. Maxwell— John C. Maxwell

     

    Dear Educational Leadership stream faculty,

     

    Congratulations for surviving an unprecedented term! While remote teaching will continue into Term 2 for most of us, I hope you will have some restful time this month.

     

    In This Update:

     

    1. ELNET Announcements
      • ELNet Fireside Chat on Zoom: December 15, 3:30-5pm
      • ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder
    2. PD Resources and Opportunities
      • 3M National Fellowship Award

      • CTLT Winter Institute

     

    1. SoTL
      • SoTL Dissemination Fund
      • Classroom Wellbeing Research Invite (The TEACHERS Project)

     

    1. ELNET Announcements 

     

    ELNet Fireside Chat on Zoom

     

    ELNet invites you to an end-of-term (virtual!) fireside chat to socialize with colleagues and share your reflections on the term. We also welcome hearing about things for which ELNet could gently advocate as we look ahead to 2021. Bring your own snacks, beverages, and seasonal attire – we look forward to seeing you soon!

     

    December 15, 3:30-5pm

    Zoom: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/67962426591?pwd=NGJIWlBsZUlFWTFhMERwUnh4VjlJQT09

     

    ELNET Mentorship Program

    ELNET facilitates mentorship for educational leadership faculty, including preparing your dossier for promotion and tenure, helping you prioritize and determine focus of EL activities, and simply making connections with other EL faculty at UBC! If you are interested in being mentored, please send an email to sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca or robert.crawford@ubc.ca and we will find a wonderful mentor to match you with.

     

    For more information about ELNET, please visit our website.

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities

    Updated 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award Guidelines Now Available

    The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3M Canada are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2021 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award.

    The 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award is open to all Canadian post-secondary educators, regardless of discipline or level of appointment. Up to ten awards are given each year with the intent to recognize and reward an exceptional educator—one who, in addition to being known for extraordinary teaching, also demonstrates educational leadership, promoting exemplary teaching in others through educational innovation.

    In celebration of a 35-year partnership, STLHE and 3M Canada signed a new agreement. This agreement prompted an extensive review of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. As a result, the 2021 call for nominations includes a newly revised nomination package and guidelines.

    You can view the revised call for nominations at: https://www.stlhe.ca/awards/3m-national-teaching-fellowships/. The submission deadline is January 15, 2021.

     

    CTLT Winter Institute

    From December 14-17, 2020, UBC faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students are invited to a week of complimentary online professional development workshops during the mid-academic year to reflect on the impact their teaching, learning, and technological practices have on online student learning and experiences. The theme of the 2020 Winter Institute is, Sustainable, Inclusive & Thriving Online Teaching and Learning Communities.

     

    For the first time, the Institute will also feature a multi-day program. Transitioning to Online Teaching: A Blended Approach is designed to explore different approaches to online teaching, and blend synchronous and asynchronous online components. December 15th is “Wellbeing Day” with sessions examining the wellbeing of educators and students amid the transition to remote teaching and learning.

     

    For more info visit https://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca/winter-institute-2/winter-institute-events/

     

    1. SoTL

     

    Rolling Call for Proposals: SoTL Dissemination Fund

    Last year the Provost Office announced a new fund to support the publishing and dissemination of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning work. The funds are managed and adjudicated by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) and the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL). 

    The Dissemination Fund supports journal processing feedback, conference registration, travel costs, etc. All full time faculty at UBC-V are eligible to apply. 

    Deadline: Ongoing. Please see the Fund page for more information.

     

    Classroom Wellbeing Research Invite (The TEACHERS Project)

    The TEACHERS Project ~ Research

     

    We are inviting you (and your class) to be a participant in a research project involving faculty training and support to integrate targeted wellbeing interventions into your class.  Research very strongly supports that student wellbeing, more specifically addressed and supported in classrooms, is linked to learning. This project aims to help you do that with little effort. If you are tight on time, have limited “know how” or resources for student wellbeing, and/or are keen to help students be well and learn, it would be wonderful to have you be a part of our research project.  Please email sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca or jannik.eikenaar@ubc.ca for more information.

     
  • ankal 1:04 pm on September 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    September 2020 Newsletter 

    This newsletter was sent: September 2020

    1. About ELNet

    The UBC Educational Leadership Network (ELNet) is an informal group committed to supporting EL faculty members, sharing information, and celebrating EL work. Please feel free to reach out to us for information about activities, events, and mentoring!

     

    1.a/b. Message from co-chairs + Mandate and Vision

    This year, ELNet is working in the theme of “gentle advocacy” – continuing to support EL faculty members, listening to their concerns, and sharing those concerns with others at UBC (including senior administration). We’re not a formal advocacy group, but we’re happy to help spread the word around both campuses!

     

    1.c ELNet Team

    With a new academic year comes a new ELNet leadership team! We are excited to welcome several new faces to the team: for an up-to-date list, please check our About page.

     

    1.d Mentorship Program

     

    ELNET facilitates mentorship for educational leadership faculty, including preparing your dossier for promotion and tenure, helping you prioritize and determine focus of EL activities, and simply making connections with other EL faculty at UBC! If you are interested in being mentored, please send an email to sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca or robert.campbell@ubc.ca and we will find a wonderful mentor to match you with.

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities

     

    STLHE BC AND YUKON TEACHING & LEARNING LEADERSHIP REGIONAL WORKSHOP

    Do you want to strengthen and grow your leadership abilities in teaching and learning in higher education?

    This workshop is for individuals in formal and informal leadership roles who want to explore and build on their leadership within higher education. In this session, participants will begin to develop a leadership philosophy and join a supportive network of peers to share opportunities and challenges in teaching and learning leadership. We define teaching and learning leadership to mean initiatives that you are currently involved in that contribute to the enhancement of teaching and learning within post-secondary environments.

    This workshop is designed for individuals who are in full-time or part-time faculty or staff roles broadly related to the fields of educational development, faculty support, and/or instructional design and who also have an interest in serving in a leadership capacity. As a regional STLHE event, participation is limited to individuals working in British Columbia or the Yukon. 

    By the end of this workshop, you will be able to

    1. Categorize the areas of teaching and learning leadership where you contribute most actively;
    2. Map the ways in which your values and teaching and learning leadership align;
    3. Begin to articulate a philosophy of teaching and learning leadership; and
    4. Determine next steps for advancing your own philosophy of teaching and learning leadership

    For information and sign up : https://www.stlhe.ca/bc-and-yukon-teaching-learning-leadership-regional-workshop

     

     

    1. The TEACHERS Project ~ Research

     

    We are inviting you (and your class) to be a participant in a research project involving faculty training and support to integrate targeted wellbeing interventions into your class.  Research very strongly supports that student wellbeing, more specifically addressed and supported in classrooms, is linked to learning. This project aims to help you do that with little effort. If you are tight on time, have limited “know how” or resources for student wellbeing, and/or are keen to help students be well and learn, it would be wonderful to have you be a part of our research project.  Please email sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca or jannik.eikenaar@ubc.ca for more information.

     

    1. Potential Funding Opportunity (MURPH)

    Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Projects in Health (MURPH) is an undergraduate research program at UBC Okanagan, aiming to offer a unique cross-disciplinary platform for undergraduate students to engage in academic research, while also receiving professional training through custom-designed workshops. The core component of MURPH includes project teams comprising multiple undergraduate students and faculty members across different disciplines working together on applied health research projects.

    We are inviting all faculty members at UBC Okanagan to submit their project proposals to MURPH for the academic year of 2020-2021. The selected projects will receive salary support to hire undergraduate research assistants.

    New this year: Given the current pandemic, preference will be given to projects that are fully digital in nature and can be performed remotely by students. Topics of interest should be relevant to health, but may contain any theme (e.g. biomedical, public health, remote health, medical education, design of personal protective equipment, novel diagnostic tools, sharing data and management, etc.).

    To learn more about MRUPH and apply to the program, please visit https://mmri.ubc.ca/murph/.   Application deadline: Sept. 15

    Best regards,

    MURPH Management Team

    https://mmri.ubc.ca/murph/

     

    1. New Open Access Book from CEL

    Writing about Learning and Teaching in Higher Education:

    Creating and Contributing to Scholarly Conversations across a Range of Genres

    by Mick Healey, Kelly E. Matthews, and Alison Cook-Sather

     

    Writing about Learning and Teaching in Higher Education offers detailed guidance to scholars at all stages—experienced and new academics, graduate students, and undergraduates—regarding how to write about learning and teaching in higher education.

     

    It evokes established practices, recommends new ones, and challenges readers to expand notions of scholarship by describing reasons for publishing across a range of genres, from the traditional empirical research article to modes such as stories and social media that are newly recognized in scholarly arenas.

     

    The book provides practical guidance for scholars in writing each genre—and in getting them published.

     

     

    1. Celebrate SoTL Events

    We are excited to announce that the third annual UBC Celebrate Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) event will be held virtually this year, with events (e-poster and interactive panel) spread across two days: October 22-23. This will allow SoTL practitioners across UBC to share their stories from practice, engage in dialogue around teaching and learning topics, and network with colleagues across disciplines. The event also helps potential and existing SoTL grant holders become familiar with SoTL work that is taking place at UBC. Read about the 2019 event.

    SoTL and Student Well-Being Panel Discussion

    Date/time: Thursday October 22nd 12:30-2pm, Friday October 23rd 10-11:30AM (via zoom)

    Many instructors are involved in evaluating their classroom practices with a focus on skills gained or attitudes impacted. Knowledge of such attributes can be better scaffolded by attention to student well-being and its impact on teaching and learning. During this interactive panel, attendees will learn more about well-being research with student populations, and how to integrate a SoTL lens in their own well-being inquiries. 

    Panelists:

    • Dr. Michael Lee, Associate Professor of Teaching, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
    • Dr. Elisabeth Bailey, Associate Professor of Teaching, School of Nursing
    • Dr. Siobhán McPhee, Associate Professor of Teaching, Department of Geography

    Register HERE

     

    Celebrate SoTL ePoster Session: Showcase your SoTL Work

    Date/time: Thursday October 22nd 12:30-2pm, Friday October 23rd 10-11:30AM (via zoom)

     

    Featuring SoTL activity across UBC, this session will provide an opportunity to learn about SoTL projects and disseminate project outcomes, successes and pitfalls. For those considering embarking in researching their teaching practice, this session will be a unique opportunity to engage with colleagues and learn from their SoTL experiences (solicit feedback, disseminate results, invite collaboration, etc.).

    Those interested in presenting their SoTL work should submit an application here: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1zEkGWVledGGCYl.

    Facilitators:

    • Adriana Briseño-Garzón, Senior Manager: Research and Evaluation
    • Trish Varao-Sousa, Evaluation & Research Consultant
    • Bruce Moghtader, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Facilitator

    Register HERE

     
  • ankal 3:24 pm on August 4, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Student Voices on Remote Education in Covid-19 Era 

    Check out the full report by Siobhán McPhee and Katherine Lyon with recommendations for Fall Teaching.

     
  • ankal 4:20 pm on December 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    TLEF Ideas and Questions 

    Thinking of applying to the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund? Want to bounce ideas off your peers? Post your comments/questions here!

     
  • jonathan verrett 9:33 am on October 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Angus Reid Survey on UBC faculty’s perceptions of teaching 

    I didn’t know this happened! Very interesting! 

    Explanation taken from the website:

    In November and December 2008, UBC commissioned Angus Reid Strategies to conduct a confidential, anonymous survey to help us better understand faculty members’ views and opinions about teaching and learning. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that a major research university has conducted a comprehensive survey of its faculty members on this important topic.

    The link to the results is here: http://www.lead.ubc.ca/angusreidreport/index.html

     
  • jonathan verrett 10:37 am on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Naming the Network? 

    What do you think of IN.UBC, stands for Instructor Network at UBC? Other ideas? Post a comment to share your thoughts!

     
    • ksirluck 9:47 am on June 10, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I like it: simple, memorable, and it makes its point. We are an important part of the university community, here to stay. Best regards, Kate Sirluck

  • jonathan verrett 10:26 am on October 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    What is teaching? 

    The classic example of teaching happens in the classroom, and perhaps one-to-one in an office hour. As instructors, what else do you do that you consider to be teaching? Post a comment to share!

     
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